Stephen King talks about his new novel, The Institute

I’ve only read a handful of King books cover-to-cover but from those I have, and from talking with friends who’ve read a lot more of his books than me, I get the feeling that he’s brilliant at creating scenarios and worlds and interesting characters, but somewhere along the way, he tends to just stop self-editing. Like Bob Dylan, the ‘cover versions’ of his stories – the movies and TV series – often do a much better job of telling his stories than he does.


I agree, and think he’s brilliant, but could only read a few books of the Dark Tower series before I couldn’t . . . keep . . . reading.

His non-fiction On Writing is so good, though.

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